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Comics You Should Own – Sandman Mystery Theatre

The many, many excellent series that begin with “S” continue!
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Comics You Should Own – Sandman

Yes, I know I call this “Comics You Should Own” and not “Comics You Already Own,” but let’s check this out anyway – I hope I have something new to write about it! Plus: Yeah, this is really, really, REALLY long. I just want you to be aware of that. But there are lots of pretty pictures! I should apologize for taking so long with this – I started writing it in October, but it’s been a bear to finish, plus I had all the other stuff going on at the end of the year. I love doing these posts, but they do take up a lot of my time, and “S” is a deadly letter in the comics alphabet, with a lot of great and long series – I anticipate spending the entire year on it, and who knows if I’ll even get through all the great series that begin with “S” in the next 12 months! Anyway, read on … if you dare!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 205: Sandman #12

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Sandman #12, which was published by DC and is cover dated January 1990. This scan is from Sandman: The Doll’s House trade paperback, which was released in 1990. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 43: The Sandman: Endless Nights, Chapter VII: “Destiny”

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Quitely! Today’s page is from The Sandman: Endless Nights, Chapter VII: “Destiny,”, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is dated 2003. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 26: Sandman Midnight Theatre

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Sandman Midnight Theatre, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated September 1995. Enjoy!
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Committed: Different Issues with Back Issues, Pt 2

030310_ephemeraContinuing the epic forage through my childhood comic book collection, moving into the realm of comix. Once I’d browsed and reminisced through my superhero comics to my hearts content, I moved on to the darker, more mysterious contents of the remaining boxes. Continue Reading »

Do We Really Need More Reviews Around Here?

Probably not. I’m going to talk about Ennis’s Punisher: War Zone, Detective Comics #853, Irredeemable #1, some relaunches Marvel has the temerity/balls to slap a $4 price tag on, and whatever else I’ve read lately that I feel like writing about anyway. Well, except for The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #1, whose greatness really should go without saying beyond, “Hey, Sims finally put the last part of the Chronicles of Solomon Stone #1 up”. Continue Reading »

The Many (Thousand) Deaths Of Batman

From Douglas Wolk’s excellent review of Batman #686:

Where Batman ends–the only way Batman ends–is where you stop reading Batman, which is how Batman has actually had hundreds of thousands of endings: dissatisfaction or boredom, walking out of the theater (past a dark alley?), cutting losses and wondering if it would’ve gotten better again.

So, how many times has Batman died for you? For me, he never really did. Continue Reading »

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